Serra placed on 2-year ban from California playoffs

by Jeff Fisher

Serra Padres footballThursday was a tough day for Serra Padres football.  First, the school’s most famous alum, Tom Brady was questioned by the media about his role in under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.  Shortly after that the California Interscholastic Federation’s Central Coast Section banned the school from the playoffs for the next two years as a penalty for refusing to play a consolation playoff game last season against Milpitas.

In addition to the ban, the Serra athletic department has been placed on probation and the school must make financial restitution of more than $6,000.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.